The Dame (Paperback)
|Author: R. A. Salvatore|
|Two lairds fight for supremacy over the kingdoms of Honce, and while on a journey north, Bransen Garibond, the Highwayman, fully realizes the moral outcomes and consequences of their war. *Author: Salvatore, R. A. *Series Title: Saga of the First King *Publication Date: 2010/06/29 *Number of Pages: 450 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00|
From the Publisher:
The vast road network of Honce, completed a decade before, had brought great optimism to the people of the land. Commerce could travel more freely and so could armies, and those armies, it was hoped, would rid the land at long last of the vicious, bloody cap dwarfs and goblins. For the first time, the many individual kingdoms, the holdings of Honce, would be brought closer together, perhaps even united. For the last few years, those promises had become a nightmare to the folk, as two powerful lairds fought for supremacy of a hoped-for united kingdom.
Bransen Garibond, the Highwayman, held little real interest in that fight. To him the warring lairds were two sides of the same coin. Whichever side won, the outcome for the people of Honce would be the same, Bransen believed. A journey north, however, taught Bransen that his views were simplistic at best, and that some things--like honor and true friendship-- might truly matter.
In The Dame, Bransen’s road becomes a quest for the truth, of Honce and of himself, a quest to put right over wrong. That path is fraught with confusion and fraud, and a purposeful blurring of morality by those who would seek to use the Highwayman’s extraordinary battle skills and popularity among the commonfolk for their own nefarious ends.
The affairs of state and the battles of the ruling lairds seem utterly irrelevant to Bransen Garibond (who R. A. Salvatore first introduced to readers in THE HIGHWAYMAN, the prequel to the Demon Wars series). But during the course of a treacherous journey northward, Bransen will begin to see a bigger picture, and his life and fate will become inextricably linked to the future of his homeland and the political maneuverings going on overhead. This is the second book in Salvatore's four-part Saga of the First King series, set during the early history in the land of Corona.